Designer, Apparel

Portland, OR, USA
Posted 1 day ago
Full timeSporting Goods Manufacturing,Manufacturing,Retail


To design market right products for assigned projects as part of an international design team in cooperation with marketing and development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and develop creative solutions to concepts within the assigned category or specialty area or project. Present the designs in context to the category direction.
  • Implement the creative vision in a product range for the category.
  • Self-Manage own creative process and execute towards given design languages within the category.
  • Execute design work according to the visual language of adidas as well as given Corporate Identity guidelines according to legal guidance.
  • Verbally present product ideas and details with clarity
  • Ensure efficient process and communication flow between design, marketing and development (within x- functional team) for all issues regarding the designed ranges and products
  • Ensure proper handover of sketches into development. Main duty is to submit all relevant information needed for the development process such as sketches, detail sketches, fabric and trim indication, artworks …
  • Visualize ideas for products and ranges with a high degree of expertise.



  • Marketing
  • Development
  • Team members

Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of fashion design/industrial product or industrial design
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Good knowledge of product development, material and trims for assigned product range
  • Passion for Design
  • High level of creativity
  • Knowledge and use of Macintosh computer design software/systems (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Strong 3D skills and knowledge of virtual tools are a plus

APP tools: Clo3D or similar 3D fashion design tools

Requisite Education And Experience / Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree (B.A.) from a college or university, major Design or industrial product engineering or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of practical experience in design environment (Footwear/ Apparel/ Accessories - or industrial design, fashion design or similar design related areas)

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